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Ralf Little

Actor and Writer
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Following the success of The Cafe last year Sky1 has re-commissioned the critically acclaimed comedy which again Ralf is writing and will star in. The series is written with co-star Michelle Terry and sees him reuniting with former Royle Family co-star Craig Cash who also directs it. Ralf stars as a care worker by day/musician by night whose former childhood sweetheart returns from London to run her family’s Weston-Super-Mare café, the social hub of this seafront town.  

Ralf has many TV credits to his name, mainly with a comedy bias.  He is perhaps best known for playing ‘Anthony Royle’, the son in the BAFTA Award winning BBC series, The Royle Family and ‘Jonny Keogh’ in the popular sitcom, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. He was seen in the ITV comedy drama Married, Single, Other alongside an ensemble cast including Amanda Abbington, Lucy Davis, Miranda Raison, Shaun Dooley and Dean Lennox Kelly. He has most recently been seen in the comedy series, Massive, on BBC 3 with Johnny Vegas and Carl Rice and was also seen in a star-studded feature-length adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye in which he starred as Sergeant Pickford opposite Julia McKenzie, Rupert Graves and Matthew MacFadyen amongst others.

For film, Ralf has also been seen in numerous well-received features. He played the lead role in the critically acclaimed romantic drama, The Waiting Room opposite Anne Marie Duff and also featured in Telstar the life story of the legendary Joe Meek, directed by Nick Moran and boasting a stellar cast including Kevin Spacey, Pam Ferris and JJ Feild. He also appeared in the award winning 24 Hour Party People directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan, Andy Serkis and Paddy Considine. Ralf was also seen in Powder, a dark comedy film about an emerging band’s experiences in the UK music scene in which he starred opposite Alfie Allen and Liam Boyle.

On stage, Ralf was nominated for an Olivier award in the most promising newcomer category for his performance as Beatle George Harrison in Presence at the Royal Court Theatre. Last year he returned to the stage in another acclaimed production The Aliens with Mackenzie Crook at the prestigious Bush Theatre. His other notable stage credits include Love on the Dole, Notes on Falling Leaves, Billy Liar and On The Ceiling.

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